Thanks for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com
I can understand your concern.
I reviewed the picture, but its not a very clear one. Honestly, in the picture its difficult to decide whether its a mole/melanoma or not.
It would be advisable to visit your GP who can view the mole under an instrument called dermatoscope which can easily show the structures within the skin and can give an idea whether its a melanoma or not.
A melanoma cannot be confirmed unless its investigated. But i would advise you to not worry about it excessively.
Please let me know your queries.
Patient replied :
Thank you I will go and see my GP, am I right in thinking that it unlikely to be a melanoma if its is small 3mm approx and that it is a very rare skin cancer... ? also if it was and was removed I would have a good chance of being ok ? thank you
Thanks for posting your reply.
You are right that if it's detected and removed you have a big chance of being ok. But its difficult to say that it may not be a melanoma because it's small.
That will depend on what is seen in the investigations.